After heart disease, cancer is the leading cause of death in America. Sad to report that Connecticut is once again in the top ten of the highest cancer rates in the nation.
The National Cancer Institute and HealthGrove team up to compile their annual list and, this year, Connecticut is tied for sixth with New Jersey.
This is rough news no matter how you spin it: but the state did have a low mortality rate (42nd) and a high doctor population & quality rate. Our incident rate drove up our rank this year, with 469 cases per 100,000 people.
To see how Connecticut compares to other states, check out HealthGrove’s breakdown HERE